Yes, I think that it is time to draw this thread to a close. I
understand that many issues on this list will evoke strong feelings
and debate. This is a good thing, and I don't want to jump in too
prematurely. However, I think we should all recognize on this list
that we need to provide analysis, context and data for what we assert
and that moralist assertions and judgments are inappropriate.
Your Mod, Amy
Amy Hale, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor, Humanities
University of Maryland University College
On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 6:58 AM, D E <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> while it has been an interesting set of linked threads, this is (as a
> previous poster remarked) veering off a long way from anything that would
> attract academic credibility- can it come closer to the list remit please?
> Citing a court case or two, or using some credible news reporting or
> academic investigation of such cases might help. Failing that, if there is
> none, maybe we need some outline design thoughts on what kind of methodology
> might be used to credibly research this area, or something else like that to
> bring it back to the fold
> dave e
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> Mary Christine said..
> >>My take is that there are some people doing stuff that is occult themed
> crime, and that enough of them have been using thelemic category of occult
> theme, to get attention thrown on the OTO whether it as a group is guilty or
> But do you have any evidence of these "people" doing this? Or are you just
> speculating that there "might" have been people doing this and this "might"
> explain why the OTO had to defend themselves from SRA-obsessed fanatics?